With their pledge Autodesk aims to remove the barriers to software access for educational institutions in Europe, and equipping every student and teacher (secondary and post-secondary) with professional 3D design tools, industry-relevant curricula and immersive learning opportunities. This will enable them to achieve their personal and career success and contribute to the competitiveness of our industries and economies.
The company is making their portfolio of professional 3D design solutions available to academic institutions in Europe (secondary schools and post-secondary) for direct download via the Autodesk Academic Resource Center. These schools can register to gain free access to the full portfolio for deployment in classrooms and labs.
Autodesk’s education commitment will benefit:
- UK: More than 6.2 million students from 4,105 schools. The total value of Autodesk software committed is over £24.8 million.
- France: More than 7.75 million students from over 11,500 schools. The total value of software committed is over £68.3 million.
- Germany: More than 10.9 million students from over 24,800 schools. The total value of software committed is over £152.5 million.
- Italy: More than 6.2 million students from 14,900 schools. The total value of software committed is over £86.6 million.
All qualifying secondary and post-secondary schools across Europe will be able to benefit from Autodesk's pledge.
Training and support partners: The European network of Autodesk® Authorized Academic Partners offers a wide variety of industry-relevant learning content, training, support, developmental services, and programs that utilize the company’s industry-standard tools—all tailored to the specific needs of schools academic program. With free access to Autodesk professional software products, services and resources —as well as to the company's highly knowledgeable partners— educators and students can develop real-world design skills and unlock new career opportunities.
Certification Partners: The European Autodesk Certification distributor Certiport, and the network of Autodesk Certification Centers can help students and educators assess and validate their skills through industry-recognized certifications to increase employability and career opportunities.